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Haroon Moghul, MLI, and Apologists: Enough is Enough

My first question as I read Haroon Moghul’s blog about participating in the Muslim Leadership Initiative in Israel is: who are you? Forty-four members of my family were murdered in cold blood in Palestine and I’m still trying to figure out how that has anything to do with you. I’m a Palestinian American. I’ve been…

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“No” Wasn’t an Option

TW: Physical abuse, sexual assault. I remember the first time I met him. I was so impressed with his confidence, his talent, his tiny fancy sports car. He walked around like he just didn’t care about anything, but was extremely shy and reserved. Our first dates were amazing. I remember feeling butterflies in my stomach…

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This is What #JeSuisCharlie Looks Like to Muslim Women

Yes, we’re a Muslim publication, and yes, we’re publishing this. We asked our cartoonist friend Sam Romero to draw something up for us about Charlie Hebdo. We have the right to free speech, too, non? The thing is, Charlie Hebdo uses the guise of free speech and “the right to offend” as a way to…

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I Mourned Your Death, But When Will You Mourn Mine?

Why are some lives more valuable than others?  That’s the question many asked after the events of this past week when the deadliest massacre in Boko Haram history took place and nobody cared because nobody heard about it. According to Amnesty International, Boko Haram fighters killed almost 2000 Nigerians in Baga, a city in northeast…

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Hey Rupert Murdoch, “Jihadist Cancer”? Really?

Dear Mr. Murdoch, First of all, as an English minor, I cannot allow that terrible sentence structure to go unchecked. If you’re going to insult billions of people, then do it right: use some punctuation. Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible. —…

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Dear President Erdogan: You’re the One Who Doesn’t Get It

Dear President Erdogan, Have you ever heard the story of Shajar al-Durr? The “gentle lady” widow declared Sultana of Egypt in the 13th century. The “fragile” woman who, almost single-handedly, terminated the Seventh Crusade. The “dainty” leader who orchestrated the capture of King Louis IX of France. The “delicate” politician who fiercely negotiated with the French, regained…